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Sporobolus virginicus  (L.) Kunth
Taxonomic Serial No.: 42127

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Agrostis virginica L.
    Agrostis barbata Pers.
    Agrostis congener Schumach.
    Agrostis juncea Lam.
    Agrostis littoralis Lam.
    Agrostis orientalis Nees
    Agrostis pungens Muhl.
    Agrostis tremula Willd.
    Aira congener Schumach.
    Aira sabulonum Labill.
    Calotheca sabulosa Steud.
    Crypsis virginica (L.) Nutt.
    Podosemum virginicum (L.) Link
    Sporobolus littoralis (Lam.) Kunth
    Sporobolus matrella Nees
    Sporobolus sundaicus Ohwi
    Sporobolus tremulus (Willd.) Kunth
    Sporobolus virginicus (L.) Brongn.
    Vilfa barbata P. Beauv.
    Vilfa intermedia Trin.
    Vilfa littoralis (Lam.) P. Beauv.
    Vilfa luxurians Steud. ex Lechler
    Vilfa matrella Nees
    Vilfa tremula (Willd.) Trin.
    Vilfa virginica (L.) P. Beauv.
    Sporobolus virginicus ssp. littoralis (Lam.) Borhidi & O. Mu˝iz
    Agrostis barbata var. senegalensis Pers.
    Aira sabulonum var. uniflora Balansa
    Sporobolus benthamii var. robustus Domin
    Sporobolus virginicus var. littoralis (Lam.) Hitchc.
    Sporobolus virginicus var. minor F.M. Bailey
    Sporobolus virginicus var. minor F.M. Bailey ex B.K. Simon
    Sporobolus virginicus var. pallidus Benth.
  Common Name(s): seashore dropseed
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanÚrogames  
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylÚdones  
                            FamilyPoaceae  – grasses, graminÚes  
                               GenusSporobolus R. Br. – dropseed, dropseed spp.  
                                  SpeciesSporobolus virginicus (L.) Kunth – seashore dropseed  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae) - 11/2009, database (version 24/11/2009)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: Maintained by R. J. Soreng et al., at and formerly at   
  Reference for: Sporobolus virginicus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Sporobolus virginicus   
  Source: Poaceae update, database (version Sept. 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Poaceae update for ITIS, in cooperation with NatureServe, and based on the Catalogue of New World Grasses database and other sources   
  Reference for: Sporobolus virginicus   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Sporobolus virginicus   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Sporobolus virginicus   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Oceania  
    North America  
    Middle America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Native  
    Hawaii, Native  






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